4/25/13

Getting a bit of a grip on reality

McCain and Ayotte, having temporarily (we hope) lost their minds regarding the classification of Tsarnaev as an 'enemy combatant,' have turned their attention to other matters:

CIA had Tsarnaev's name put in terror watchlist after being contacted by Russians

Two top Republican senators are now calling for a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing on the Boston Marathon bombings, as lawmakers question whether enough was done to prevent the attack.

Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, requested the hearing Wednesday, saying "it has become increasingly apparent that more questions need to be answered regarding the failure to prevent this tragedy."

I'd agree with that.

Hopefully McCain and Ayotte have got their fever-pitch flag-waving under control and are thinking a bit more critically now. Of course, all that nonsense about Tsarnaev did have a certain appeal to the far right especially. Gotta keep the base happy, doncher know.